Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 133–137 | Cite as

Rheumatoid type of psoriatic arthritis

  • K. Trnavsky
  • M. Zbojanova
  • F. Vlcek
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Summary

Psoriatic arthritis can sometimes have a rheumatoid character, manifested especially by symmetrical involvement of the small joints of the hands. This finding was present in 23 out of a total of 150 patients with diagnosed psoriatic arthritis. The association of the rheumatoid joint syndrome and positivity of tests for rheumatoid factors in 4 patients suggest a suspected coincidental association of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. In 2 patients the originally postive tests for rheumatoid factors became negative, simultaneously with the occurrence of sacro-iliitis. The remaining 17 patients had rheumatoid-like joint involvement associated with negative tests for rheumatoid factors. All 17 patients had changes in the spine.

Key words

Psoriatic Arthritis Rheumatoid Type 

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Trnavsky
    • 1
  • M. Zbojanova
    • 1
  • F. Vlcek
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Rheumatic DiseasesPiestanyCzechoslovakia

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